Seeking Siblings or Cousins of my John Leyden born 1832:
Seeking connections with my ancestor John Leyden born 1832 in Ireland (not positive which county but probably Clare or Galway). I added and subtracted 15 years from his birth year to find possible ancestors/relatives of his. Probably the years between 1822-1842 (ten years) would be best bets of being a sibling.
Most likely born in one of these counties (but I am not posiive- it could be elsewhere):
Clare, Galway, Tipperary, Cork.
He came to the US in about 1870 or so. I have a strong hunch that they came via Canada, and of course, at that time there were no records kept when they arrived in Canada.
MANY years of searching brings no results.
I cannot hire a professional genealogist at this time, so I am asking fellow family genealogists to check their records for siblings of their lineage.
IS THERE A JOHN LISTED AS A SIBLING OF YOUR ANCESTOR IN YOUR RECORDS?
I believe this is the only way I will be able to find information on my ancestor.
He married Ann Lynch in Ireland. I don't know where or when. 1850's or 1860's? Some of their children were born in Clare. I don't know ALL of the children born to them.
If you have ANY helpful information kindly contact me. I am at my witts end.
Peggy PS: You will see my postings here from years ago under my former last name of "Schenk". Yes, that's me-- still trying to plug away and solve this mystery!